Francesville-Salem Township Public Library Circulation Policy   

         

 

Library Cards

Persons six years or older who reside or pay property taxes on property in the Francesville-Salem Township Public Library district, which includes all of Salem Township and Beaver Township are eligible for free Francesville-Salem Township Public Library cards.

To obtain a FSTPL card

            Francesville-Salem Township, Beaver Township Residents

1.Show proof of residency

2.Previous library will be called to verify patron is in good standing

3.Settle any previous fines/fees

4.Card will be issued after verifying information; full privileges will

commence.                                   Reciprocal Borrowers

1.Patron needs a library card from home library

2.Home library will be called to verify patron is in good standing

3.Settle any fines/fees

4.Card will be issued after verifying information; full privileges will

commence   No library materials (including Overdrive) may be borrowed from the Francesville-Salem Township Public Library unless the person has a library card in good standing (no long overdue items, no fees.) Students and Staff attending a public or private school in the library district are eligible for free FSTPL cards with full borrowing privileges.  Persons living outside the FSTPL district may apply for a free FSTPL card with full borrowing privileges as a Reciprocal Borrower.  Patrons having a PLAC card will have full borrowing privileges. 

Library Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday                                    10:00 AM – 5 PM   Tuesday, Thursday                                                     10:00 AM – 7 PM   Saturday                                                                        9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Loan Periods and Limits

Circulating computer software:                                2 weeks, with 1 renewal; 3 per household Blu-ray/DVDs                                                              1 week, with 1 renewal; 3 per household All circulating books and periodicals:                                   2 weeks, with 1 renewal CDs                                                                                              2 weeks, with 1 renewal State Park Passes:                                                                    1 week; no renewals If an item is on hold for another patron, it may not be renewed.   Persons 16 years and older may borrow Blu-ray, VHS/DVD’s with signed parental permission form.

Fines and Fees

Fines and fees may only be paid in US currency.  Fines do not accrue on days the library is closed.  Lost or damaged material will be charged the original retail cost of item plus $10.00 processing fee.   Lost or damaged borrower's card: $1.00 Fax fees:      Outgoing                            $1.00 for first page; $0.50 for each additional page        Incoming                            $0.25 for every page   Copy fees:        Computer print-out           $0.25/page          Copy machine                     $0.15/page of an 8 ½” x 11”                                                         $0.20/page of an 11” x 17”  

Interlibrary loan

FSTPL staff will attempt to obtain needed resources for patrons from other libraries across the state when necessary.  Talking books program: A collection of talking books and the equipment with which to use them is available for patrons through the Indiana State Library. Adopted by the Francesville-Salem Township Public Library Board of Trustees October 2016.  Revised September 2017.  

                                                                                       

 

 

   

         

             

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